Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th May 2010 15:44 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Fedora Core It's Fedora release day! The Fedora project has pushed out version 13 of its cutting-edge Linux distribution. There's a whole boatload of improvements, some of which come from the wider Free software ecosystem, but of course, there's also a lot Fedora/Red Hat-specific stuff.
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RE[2]: Comment by moleskine
by moleskine on Thu 27th May 2010 09:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by moleskine"
moleskine
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Yup, stability is good, but how do you manage their "only free" obsession ? Do you carry around a pen drive with your drivers ?


You can call in third-party, non-free repositories on Fedora just as you can with other distros. The main one with all the important stuff is rpmfusion. So in practice I have found no problem. The other issue here was the fonts out of the box on fc12 which were barely usable, imho. Fortunately, someone at infinality.net, which also has a repo, put out some very good fixes and some very thorough font configuration files with the result that font rendering became not just good but excellent.

Setting up Fedora with all the eye-candy and multimedia stuff is not as easy as it is on Ubuntu, for example, but it is only slightly less easy. If that were to change for the worse, then my guess is Fedora would lose a lot of users.

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